Monday, June 25, 2012

Hellcat chassis

  Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiits gett'n there.

 However, the decals are looking a bit thick and silvery, which happens when air bubbles get trapped behind the decal. I wasn't happy with it so of course, off they went!

  Added some weathering and removed the decals from the side. Will add new ones in the next couple of days.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Just some randomness

  My grandma goes to a local community garden and one of her friends had this wooden vulture that I was volunteered to re-paint.


 Just a goofy garden ornament. Might have made the feet too big, oh well.

 As for this pile of stuff, I found a deal on aftermarket accessories and acted like a kid with too much money. It's just a bunch of tarps, rolls, bags, etc. etc. So I ended up buying around five kits like this. Some are German gear and some are American gear.

                              Boots? Check. Sleeping bags? Check. Sausages and cabbage? Check!

Check it!

Is that a corned beef sandwich or what?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Final Fantasy VII Cloud figure

 I saw this figure and an urge to buy it overcame me. I loved Final Fantasy VII as a kid and couldn't pass this deal up. I think it's just supposed to be a stand alone figure, molded in grey plastic to make it look metallic, but I don't care. It was only $7 and I plan on painting it in the right colors...sometime soon (read:never).

 It only came in about four pieces and stands around five inches tall. It should be fairly easy to paint, at least to a certain degree. I've ran into trouble before on what I believed to be an "easy" model kit. Don't underestimate these little bastards.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hellcat has some paint and other things too

As the weather tends to get warmer I tend to slow down on the model building hobby, unfortunately. Progress was made on the hellcat tank though and I 'm starting to get proud of it.

 The tarps and rolls are made from putty. Flatten it out, fold it up and let it drape over the tank so it looks like it's naturally hanging. When it dries, pop it loose and paint it. The metal thing is wounded wire that I'm gonna use as a towing cable, most tanks had these attached to their chassis to help pull out tanks that are stuck or to tow damaged tanks.

 I'm hoping to put more blankets and packs all over, I want it to look like they've been living out of their tank for a couple months.

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